Council Tax

Council Tax is the way you help pay for local services the Council provides. Each Council sets the level of Council Tax in its own area, but the amount you pay depends on the value of your property.

Below are links to summarised information on the Council's spending plans and Council Tax. They also include information on the spending plans of Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police Authority and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority.

Follow the links to see information relating to:-

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council - Council Tax Summary 2019-2020
Staffordshire County Council
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue

Council Tax assumes there are two or more adults aged over 18 occupying the property. However, there are discounts, exemptions, reliefs and benefits available to reduce the amount you pay.

Use this section to find your Council Tax band, charges, any discounts you are entitled and how to pay.

Important Information

There have been a number of calls received from council taxpayers who have received a letter from a company providing a 'no win, no fee' service regarding property bandings

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council strongly advise customers who want to check if their banding is correct, to contact the Valuation Office Agency. They are responsible for setting the council tax band on all domestic properties and will be able to review your band and advise you accordingly – there is no charge for this service. Further information can be found here


Council Tax Support

Council Tax Support is help towards your Council Tax. Anyone who has to pay Council Tax who is on a low income can claim, regardless of whether they are retired, unemployed, or in full or part-time work. However, there is a capital limit of £6,000.

If you think you may be entitled to Council Tax Support please visit our benefits section.




Last updated 25 July 2019

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